The bridge work is over, the Prime Minister is going to Padmapad

Due to the Padma Bridge, the traffic picture of the South and South-Western regions of the country has changed in two years. At the same time, the great work has ended. Those concerned have confirmed that all the works of the bridge will be completed on June 30.

After the road on 25 June 2022, the railway of the project was commissioned on 10 October 2023. The rest was some technical work including river management. This project has also completed them. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will announce the official completion of the project on Friday (July 5). On this occasion, a rally will be held in Mawa. That’s why there is a fight. Padmapad is once again in a festive mood.

On Wednesday (July 3) in Mawa area, a rally was organized in the field adjacent to North Police Station. Inauguration of Padma Bridge, and Rail Link Project were held at the same ground. Security has been strengthened in the area. Special Security Force (SSF) is under surveillance. The final preparations for welcoming the Prime Minister are going on now.

The bridge work is over, the Prime Minister is going to Padmapad

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According to the sources, two to two and a half thousand Sudhijans will participate in the final rally. In addition to the guests of various levels, there will be people involved in the project.

Confirming the completion of the bridge work, Shafiqul Islam, Project Director of Padma Multipurpose Bridge said, ‘This is a very big project. We had some claims. Some work on river management and technology was left. There is a defect liability period after the construction of large structures. At this time, if there are defects in the infrastructure (eg, some paint has come off, some work is left, etc.) it is rectified. The contractor also had several claims. That’s why we have to meet again and again. That is, all these works have been completed within this period. All in all our work is now complete. It was completed on June 30.

Bridge work is over, Prime Minister is going to Padmapad Bridge work is over, Prime Minister is going to Padmapad

He said, ‘Alhamdulillah, I was able to build a beautiful bridge. 1 thousand 835 crore 68 lakh taka has been spent less than our last allocation. We will deposit that money in the government treasury as per rules.’

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Meanwhile, Munshiganj Deputy Commissioner Abu Zafar Ripon informed that there will be maximum security and all-out preparations to welcome the Prime Minister.

He told Jago News, ‘The Prime Minister has expressed his desire to come to the Mawa area of ​​the Padma Bridge project on the afternoon of the 5th (July 5). Basically, the Prime Minister will come this time to celebrate the completion of the Padma Bridge project. A gathering will be held with guests of various levels who have participated in the work of this bridge at various times. The Prime Minister has expressed his desire to listen to those concerned there.’

The bridge work is over, the Prime Minister is going to Padmapad

The district administration further said, ‘In the meantime, a coordination meeting has been held with the participation of the district administration and all departments. All necessary steps have been taken to receive the Prime Minister. Our preparations are also finalizing.’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of the first Padma Bridge in Mawa in 2001. Later, after facing various obstacles and challenges, the main bridge work started. The last total allocation for this project discussed in the country was 32 thousand 607 crores.

Arafat Raihan Saqib/SR/JIM